), a town of Troas, in the vicinity of Ilium. (Hom. Il. 10.430
; Steph. B. sub voce Plin. Nat. 5.33
.) Strabo (xiii. p.598
) speaks of it only as a plain traversed by the river Thymbrius.
The valley of Thymbra and the hill in it, called Callicolone (Hom. Il. 20.53
; Strab. l.c.
), are said still to retain their ancient names. (Prokesch, Denkwürdigkeiten,
i. p. 145, foll.)
The town of Thymbra must have perished at an early period; but its name remained celebrated in religion, for Apollo, who had had a temple at Thymbra, is frequently called Thymbraeus (Θυμβραῖος; Verg. A. 3.85
; Eurip. Rhésus,
224; Steph. B. sub voce Θύμβρα